Imran Khan presents 10-point agenda to change Karachi

Dawood Rehman 11:59 PM | 12 May, 2018
Imran Khan presents 10-point agenda to change Karachi
KARACHI - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Saturday presented his plans to transform Sindh capital into a great city with his 10-point agenda.

Khan, who has emerged as the top contender for next prime minister, was addressing a PTI rally in Pakistan’s biggest city where he called Karachites “the most politically mature”.

"Karachi is the financial hub of Pakistan. Karachi's people [are always] the first to unite against the country's issues," the PTI chief said, as he called on the public to shun differences and come together for the common good.

Taking on the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Khan said his priority would be to end corruption from the country after winning upcoming polls.

Two weeks after unveiling his 11-point national programme to turn the country into ‘Naya Pakistan’, the PTI chief laid out a 10-point plan explaining how he would rid Karachi of its biggest problems if he comes into power in the upcoming general elections.

Provision of water

Khan started off with the biggest problem of Karachi - water shortage – saying that the city generating 70 per cent revenue of the country did not have enough water to meet its needs.

He linked this issue with a lack of authority given to the city's mayor — something he said he would change by holding mayoral elections.

"We will change the administrative system here and get this city a directly elected mayor of the city," he said.

“We will bring someone who knows administration. He will have a specialist team and we will empower him,” he added and announced contesting elections from Karachi.


The PTI chairman also promised to change the system of government schools for the poor children and make education accessible and affordable for all. "Seventy per cent students go to government schools, which are in a state of disrepair," he said.

"In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for the first time, 150,000 kids have transferred from public to private schools. We will improve government schools so the poor man’s kids can get educated."

"We will also establish international standard universities here (in Karachi)," he added.




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Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 02, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs207,100 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420


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